Hue is one of the famous tourist destinations, attracting the most visitors in Vietnam because of its long-standing culture, rich in historical value, and many beautiful cultural and artistic features such as Hue royal court music. , many unique architectural works, and unique cuisine.
Hue city is located in the central region, surrounded by many prominent provinces and cities such as Quang Tri, Da Nang, convenient transportation, visitors from the North or the South can easily travel to the city.
There are also a number of places of interest left over from the Vietnam War, such as a military base and tunnels in the DMZ.
Best time to visit:
10 best things to do in Hue:
1.Hue Imperial Citadel
Located on the banks of the romantic Perfume River, Hue Citadel is a complex of cultural relics recognized as world cultural relics. The complex of Hue Citadel includes the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City, surrounded by the Citadel area.
Visiting the complex of Hue Citadel relics, Hue tourist attractions, you will visit the magnificent palaces, monuments and temples bearing the bold architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn more about history, you are also spoiled for photography in this unique architectural space.
More specifically, recently, Hue Citadel has officially opened to visitors at night from 19 to 22, and this is an opportunity for you to “own” beautiful photos with brilliant, shimmering buildings. light spirit.
2.Tombs and temples
Besides to the Imperial City, Hue is home to a large number of additional tombs, temples, and pagodas. The Nguyen Dynasty emperors’ graves are dispersed on hills south of the city and are reachable by boat or bicycle. There are a total of seven tombs, as the other emperors were buried after passing away in exile.
The Minh Mang Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Hon Chen Temple, and The To Mieu Temple are the most well-known and spectacular.
3.Thien Mu Pagoda
Located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda appears in the midst of a poetic and lyrical natural space and is the source of inspiration for many works of poetry and music.
From afar, Phuoc Duyen tower stands tall, as a symbol that anyone will remember when coming to this ancient capital city. Coming to Thien Mu Pagoda, listening to the pagoda’s echoes in your ears and in the poetic natural scenery, you will find your heart lighter and more relaxed in front of the chaos of life.
4.Lang Co Beach.
Not only possessing ancient historical and cultural relics, Hue city also owns beautiful beaches that captivate many tourists. Lang Co Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam with a long white sand beach embracing the clear blue coast. Around the coast are majestic green forests on the majestic mountain background, which will definitely make your Hue travel experience more complete.
5.Dong Ba Market:
Dong Ba Market is the largest and oldest shopping place in Hue city. Dong Ba Market is associated with hundreds of years of history of the Nguyen kings. Today, the market is not only a shopping place for inner-city people but also a place many tourists visit to buy souvenirs for relatives and friends for an interesting Hue trip.
6.Bach Ma National Park
Moving away from the center of Hue city, Bach Ma Mountain is the natural boundary between Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang provinces in Bach Ma National Park with majestic waterfalls and a diversity of rare flora and fauna. Conquering Bach Ma mountain, you will admire the panoramic view of Tuy Van mountain, Hai Van pass and the splendid scenery of Hue city as in the eye.
7.Hai Van Pass.
One of Vietnam’s most beautiful coastal routes is the Hai Van Pass, which runs between Hue and Da Nang. Although riding a motorbike (or riding on the back of one) is quite common, you can also travel by automobile or an old army jeep. The journey can be combined with a visit to several other nearby attractions, such as Lang Co beach, fishing villages, the Marble Mountains, and a tiny waterfall. The views along the way are breathtaking.
8. Dragon boat trip on the Perfume River
The city’s central perfumed river offers a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle. There are options for boat rides, pedal boats, and supper cruises.
A dragon boat ride is the best way to learn about the river; do not miss one. You may observe local activities on land, as well as fisherman and shipping vessels, from the boat. On a dragon boat tour, you can also stop by a variety of temples that are located along the river.
9.Thuy Xuan Incense Village
The beautiful Thuy Xuan incense village nestled on the poetic Perfume River is home to outstanding incense lanes and streets, attracting a lot of attention from tourists near and far. From young people, to elderly grandparents, whether domestic tourists or international friends, everyone wants to see firsthand the unique and interesting incense making technique here.
Hue had fierce battles during the Vietnam War, which resulted in the destruction of numerous ancient structures. However, the city is also close to Vietnam’s Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). The border between what was then North Vietnam and South Vietnam is located here. You can still visit a number of places in this region where you can get a notion of what happened. A typical DMZ trip includes stops at the border-side Hien Luong Bridge, an abandoned American base with abandoned vehicles, and the Vinh Moc Tunnels, a network of tunnels where a whole hamlet took refuge from bombardment.